Jagan orders revival of Chittoor Dairy at the earliest

YS Jaganmohan Reddy asked officials to provide all the machinery and equipment, under the Yantraseva scheme, to the farmers.

YS Jaganmohan Reddy

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, on Thursday, asked officials to provide all the machinery and equipment, under the Yantraseva scheme, to the farmers of the State. He asked the officials to make these available in all Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs). He also asked officials to display all the data related to the scheme in the form of posters in all RBKs for the farmers to understand the scheme.

Jagan held a review meeting with officials of the Agriculture Department at his camp office.

He asked officials to make arrangements of agricultural equipment required till 2023 and also for all the 7,13,150 projects.

Jagan said that he would continue to focus on providing self-employment opportunities to women of minorities under the Cheyutha scheme. He also asked officials to work and revive Chittoor Dairy as soon as possible. By distributing cattle, milk production and economic activity would increase which would lead to empowerment of women, he said adding that the officials should ensure that women should be economically benefitted by the tie-up with Amul.

Reviewing the Amul project, he said Amul had procured 419.51 lakh litres of milk and paid Rs 179.65 cores to 2,34,548 women farmers who received an additional amount of Rs 179.65 crore. This has made other dairies too increase the procurement price which was translated into an additional income of Rs 2,020.46 crores to farmers. In the coming two months Amul would start operations in 1,359 more villages. Amul had been procuring 1.03 lakh litres of milk daily and Chittoor Dairy should be revived at the earliest, he said.

He also said that construction of collection centres and cold storage rooms within the vicinity of RBKs should be expedited, for which the government was spending Rs 910 crores.

As per the instructions of Chief Minister to reduce the role of millers and bring in transparency to benefit the farmers, the officials said the Civil Supplies Department had framed the guidelines. Volunteers would take part in paddy procurement and they would be given incentives on this count.

The officials said that the distribution of agriculture implements in 6,525 of the 10,750 RBKs was completed. In 391 of the 1,615 cluster level CHCs harvesters and other implements were distributed worth Rs 690.87 crores of which Rs 240.67 was the subsidy component. They also said that works on Phase 1 of Juvvaladinne, Machilipatnam and Nizampatnam were going at a brisk pace.

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